Ohio's statewide muzzleloader deer-hunting season - December 27-30

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Ohio's statewide muzzleloader deer-hunting season - December 27-30

Postby FFKEVIN » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:14 am

[font=tahoma]Ohio's statewide muzzleloader deer-hunting season will be held December 27-30. [/font]
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[left][font=tahoma]Statewide Muzzleloader Season Rules[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma]Longbow, crossbow (draw weight limitations same as for archery season), muzzleloading rifle .38 caliber or larger, or muzzleloading shotgun of 10 gauge or smaller using one ball per barrel.[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma][/font] [/left][left][font=tahoma]It is lawful to hunt legal game and furbearers (including coyote and wild boar) with shot shells containing shot no larger than #4 (except waterfowl hunters may use larger nontoxic shot). If you are hunting coyote or boar during the statewide muzzleloader deer season with a device that is lawful for deer hunting, you must[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma]also have a deer permit with the temporary tag attached that is valid for the zone or unit being hunted. Waterfowl hunting and the night hunting of furbearers is also permitted when the season is open. All persons (except waterfowl[/font][/left][left][font=tahoma]hunters) hunting during the statewide muzzleloader deer gun season are required to wear hunter orange.[/font][/left]
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RE: Ohio's statewide muzzleloader deer-hunting season - December 27-30

Postby FFKEVIN » Thu Dec 18, 2008 3:58 am

[font=tahoma]Ohio Deer Hunters Prepare for[/font]
[b][font=tahoma]Statewide Muzzleloader Season, December 27-30[/font]
[/b][/align][font=tahoma][/font] [/align][font=tahoma]COLUMBUS, OH - Ohio[/font][font=tahoma]'s popular muzzleloader deer season is set to open statewide December 27-30, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife. Last year, hunters checked 21,473 white-tailed deer during the statewide hunt. 
 
A total of 178,838 deer have been harvested so far this season when combining the adult and youth gun seasons, early muzzleloader season and the first six weeks of the archery season. That compares to a total of 167,965 killed last year during the same time period. Hunters took a total of 232,854 deer during all of last year's hunting seasons.
 
Prior to the start of the hunting season, Ohio[/font]
[font=tahoma]'s deer population was estimated at 700,000. The Division of Wildlife expects as many as 265,000 hunters will hunt deer during the muzzleloader season.
 
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[font=tahoma] deer hunters must possess the proper permits. Regardless of zone, method of taking or season, hunters may take only one antlered deer during the 2008-2009 deer hunting season.
 
Legal hunting hours during the statewide muzzleloader deer season are one-half hour before sunrise to sunset. Deer must be checked by 8 p.m. on the day after harvest, except those killed on December 30, which must be brought to a deer check station by 8 p.m.[/font]
[font=tahoma] that day.
 
Ohio[/font]
[font=tahoma]'s small game, furbearer and waterfowl seasons also will be open during the muzzleloader season. During those overlapping four days, small game hunters and deer hunters must visibly wear a coat, jacket, vest or coveralls that are either solid hunter orange or camouflage hunter orange in color.
 
Hunters have been encouraged to kill more does this season and donate extra venison to organizations assisting Ohioans in need. The Division is collaborating with Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry to help pay for the processing of donated venison. Hunters who give their deer to a food bank are not required to pay the processing cost as long as the deer are taken to a participating processor and funding for the effort lasts. Counties being served by this program can be found online at
[/font][font=tahoma]www.fhfh.org[/font][font=tahoma]
 
The white-tailed deer is the most popular game animal in
[/font][font=tahoma]Ohio, frequently pursued by generations of hunters. Ohio ranks 6th nationally in annual hunting-related sales and 4th in the number of jobs associated with the hunting-related industry. Each year, hunting has a $1.5 billion economic impact in Ohio. Hunting related retail sales in Ohio[/font][font=tahoma] total more than $700 million.
 
Additional hunting regulations and maps of deer zones are contained in the
[/font][font=tahoma]2008-2009 OhioHunting Regulations[/font][font=tahoma]. This free publication is available where hunting licenses are sold and from the Division of Wildlife by calling 1-800-WILDLIFE or on the Internet at [/font][font=tahoma]wildohio.com[/font][font=tahoma].[/font][/align]
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